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10 Web Design Trends for 2013

10 Web Design Trends for 2013
For starters, we’d like to say thank you for the amazing reception our free eBook Web design and Mobile Trends for 2013 has had since its launch last week, and especially to all those who made it possible by sharing their insightful opinions. Today we’re doing a review of the end conclusions, where we will identify and analyze 10 of the key trends. This is just a brief overview of the conclusions you can read in the book. In fact, we have now released an updated version of the eBook in PDF format, which includes a few corrections and a new layout for an easier and more enjoyable reading experience. It’s no easy task putting together a short summary of all the interviews, but as far as we’re concerned, there are a few memorable statements in the book which nicely encapsulate the conclusions we’ve come to: Bruce Lawson:“If I go to a train website, I don't really want to see a picture of Richard Branson smiling at me, I don't want to read the Chief Exec's ambitions and life history. 1. Related:  zero00Software engineering, Operation systems

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Flat Web Design: Trend Or Revolution? Every so often, new ways of doing something sneak into our lives and work habits. Reason for this can be changing personal preferences, new technologies, or simply the urge to follow trends. A recent new habit in web design is a flat design approach. Flat describes a two dimensional design for a two dimensional screen. For the last few years, skeuomorphism characterised modern and user-centered design. Now, it seems that we have somehow gotten used to the digital age and many of us don’t even remember the real-life counterparts that we tried to represent in our designs. With flat web design, we take a step towards accepting the unique and abstract nature of the web. 1. The Windows phone website shows the characteristic flat Windows design with a lot of color, typography, and a clear structure. Probably the core concept of flat design is that it’s “honest”. There are no shadows, no gradients, no patterns, no 3-D effects, or design elements representing real-world things. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Site of the Month May 2013: Chrome Super Sync Sports The month of May has brought us as Site of the Month winner a joint project created by Google Creative Labs in collaboration with Rafaël Rozendaal, Weir + Wong and Rami Niemi; an endearing and fun interactive game called Chrome Super Sync Sports! . Super Sync Sports is a Chrome Experiment that allows you to sync your mobile phone to your computer and use it as a game controller. Run, Cycle or Swim your way to sporting stardom using the touchscreen on your mobile device. Built using HTML5 technologies , CSS3, Javascript and the WebSockets API , Chrome Super Sync Sports allows up to 4 friends to compete in running, swimming and cycling games on a shared computer screen , using their smartphones or tablets as game controllers. Pick a sport, sync your mobile device to your computer, choose from 50 athletes and if you're sitting with friends, invite up to three of them to join your race using their mobile device and your computer screen.

Reflections on Web Design Trends in 2013 Let’s try to reflect on today’s trends and look a bit ahead. Today, design is developing by leaps and bounds, and changes in styles are happening almost daily. A huge impact on design comes from inspiration boards. When in years past, a designer showed his creation to his granny, she nodded her head and the designer was satisfied. And then, the stream of thought stopped. Designers see each other’s work, browse likes and comments, and draw conclusions. So, let’s think more about what we will likely see in 2013. Flat design It is firmly stuck in our time. Metro (Modern) Style, Google and many other companies are now becoming simpler and flatter when it comes to design. But for now, this is the one big thing and without a lot of variance. CSS3 Animations & Interactive HTML5 and CSS3 have given us a lot of new features. Project Re iPad App Redbull TV Ramayana Iconfinder Icons and Illustrations Sometimes trends show up in the smallest parts of the overall design scheme too.

Hypertext Style: Cool URIs don't change. What makes a cool URI? A cool URI is one which does not change. What sorts of URI change? There are no reasons at all in theory for people to change URIs (or stop maintaining documents), but millions of reasons in practice. In theory, the domain name space owner owns the domain name space and therefore all URIs in it. We just reorganized our website to make it better. Do you really feel that the old URIs cannot be kept running? We have so much material that we can't keep track of what is out of date and what is confidential and what is valid and so we thought we'd better just turn the whole lot off. That I can sympathize with - the W3C went through a period like that, when we had to carefully sift archival material for confidentiality before making the archives public. Well, we found we had to move the files... This is one of the lamest excuses. John doesn't maintain that file any more, Jane does. Whatever was that URI doing with John's name in it? Too bad. .

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